Tuesday, November 12, 2013

 Here is a picture of me carving a leaf stamp from one of the erasers I bought from the dollar store. I ordered some new carving implements from Japan and they should be here soon. I can't wait to try them out.
 Oh yeah, I needed another craft to explore (NOT) so now I am doing art journals and altered books. This is one of the fat-sturdy-paged books that toddlers "read" painted with gesso.
 This is the new cover. I used a cupcake I created with the gelli plate and some of my home made washi tape. I thought a cupcake was appropriate since it was the birth of my altered book.
This is one of the inside pages where evidently from what I've read, you can do just about ANYTHING, from painting, stenciling, stamping, drawing, I could go on and on. I don't like it that much, but it is freeing to just be able to do anything you want. If I add journal writing then it becomes an altered book/journal. We'll see where this leads me. I still love carving stamps, I'm just sayin'.
By the way, it is so heartwarming and encouraging when people leave comments, at least I know somebody is reading this. Thank you to everybody who enjoyed the stamps. I'll post more on that.


  1. I love the colors you've used on your book - and the happiness of the designs. :) It's been ages since I've broken open the gesso bottle and worked on pages...your colors are inspiring me to get back to the book. :)


  2. Is that Scooter walking on the side of a pizza?

  3. Rylie! No that's Johnny walking on an old Calistoga wagon wheel!! haha